[New Job Opening] Medical Technician job Vacancy in Vermont Catholic Charities Residential Care Homes in Burlington, VT 05401

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Medical Technician
Vermont Catholic Charities Residential Care Homes in Burlington, VT 05401
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Description : St. Joseph’s Residential Home is looking for Med Techs to join our team! $500.00 Signing Bonus! As a Med Tech, you will prepare and administer medications to residents as prescribed by a Physician, under the supervision and delegation of a Registered Nurse, under the Vermont State Licensing Board for Level III Residential Homes regulations. You will be responsible for the safety, health and general care of residents while working.Duties and ResponsibilitiesAdheres to the clinical management of Level III requirements for residents in the facility through preparation, administration and documentation of medications.Prepares and administers medication to residents in compliance with all related policies and procedures as well as state and federal rules and regulations.Maintains and cleans medication cart, refrigerator and work area as directed by the DON.Reviews residents’ medical record and medication administration record (MAR) for new medication orders, changes in medication and the overall accuracy of MAR including resident allergies, medication contraindications, expected medication action vs. suspected adverse action and reports discrepancies to the DON or Nursing Supervisor.Contacts DON or Nursing Supervisor for direction regarding giving and holding medications, adjusting times of medication. Is able to balance compliance with the Homes regulations for Level III regulations and adherence to resident’s rights based on observation, contributing factors, and observed variances in resident’s condition and demeanor. Documents that medications were administered as ordered or refused per established procedures of the Homes.Follows the standard rules of medication administration and performs the medication pass within the regulatory time frames.Documents in the medical record and related documents; vital signs, medication administration, resident behaviors associated with medication administration, medication incident and accident reports and facility incident and accident reports. Reports to DON or nursing supervisor and/or Physician any changes.Communicates with other facility staff for the purpose of taking and giving shift-to-shift report, reporting any unusual events, circumstances or changes in resident condition, reporting conditions and, participating in care-planning resident’s needs to DON. Complies with homes regulation on counting drugs due to any personnel changes or shift changes.Reminds residents to take medications, if resident “self-administers” medication. Ensures the daily log is completed by those residents taking medication on own per state regulations.Communicates with Physicians in the absence of a licensed nurse and documents all orders accurately and has them co-signed by a licensed nurse.Plan and state regulations for the use of medications and properly documents the drug.Maintains accurate count of all narcotics administered by her/him or the appropriate persons.May administer insulin injections after receiving additional training and assessed by RN. Must sign training form that will follow the regulations on administering.Knowledgeable in the signs and symptoms and likely side effects of any medication a Resident receives.Demonstrates proper technique when pouring and administering medications.May administer inhaled medications with or without aerochamber and medications via nebulizer, per the guidelinesCompletes required documentation accurately and in a timely manner.Is knowledgeable about resident-specific diets.Observes and reports signs and symptoms of illness to nurse and takes action to relieve such, within his/her ability to do so.Alerts the Director of Nursing and /or Administrator of emergency situations and/or transfer of a resident to a hospital.Participates in in-service education as required by facility policy and state regulations.Works to create a “home-like” atmosphere for our residents.Education and ExperienceOne year of experience in care of older adults. Vermont licensed nursing assistant preferred. Two years experience in Level I, II, or III facility. Associate’s degree preferred. Possesses the ability to understand and apply federal and state laws, regulations, and compliance requirements. Must take and pass Homes training course on Med-Trained/Charge Nurse Aide.·Job Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $15.00 – $25.00 per hourBenefits:Dental insuranceDisability insuranceEmployee assistance programHealth insurancePaid time offReferral programVision insuranceSchedule:8 hour shiftDay shiftNight shiftSupplemental Pay:Signing bonusWork Location: One location
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